The diggers have gone for the time being but we expect to see them back in February/March next year. We are hoping there will no storms before then if we are to remain intact, as more shingle than ever has disappeared from in front of our dwelling during the past two weeks!
The sun shone this morning after a very stormy night with thunder and lightening and hailstones keeping us awake in the wee small hours!
The Peregrine was keeping watch on New Island and numbers of Lapwing have built up considerably accompanied by Golden Plovers. In Slipe field a large flock of finches comprised mainly of Linnets and Greenfinches but also Goldfinches, Chaffinches and a few brightly coloured Yellowhammers...really bright in early morning sunshine. Good numbers of Teal, Wigeon with a few Shoveler on Breach Pool but Pintail again in good numbers in the main 'salthouse' channel.
According to local birder Tim Edwards I missed a Leach's Petrel flying past my place this morning at 8.30am!
Some interesting developments regarding the local reserve appeared yesterday ...see links below.(copy and paste)